Build fundamental basketball skills and have a blast playing games at Riverdale’s 7th Annual Summer Basketball Camp. Drills will focus on building muscle memory, shooting, dribbling, ball handling, passing and playing defense.
Grab a coffee and log on to the virtual PTC parent coffee Zoom meeting
Riverdale HS College Counselor, Librarian and registrar will be attendance. We may have a district board member and a foundation member pop in. Time permitting a teacher /club leader and or coach will join as well.
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! Riverdale is truly a special place. We are a small district and a close community, and we work together to enrich our children’s education. Community volunteers and participants are critical for our schools’ success, through programs like art literacy and lunch service. And our fundraising translates into tangible benefits for our students: in recent years, the PTC has been responsible for upgrading both the HS and GS libraries, buying new vehicles, enhancing the playground, and providing grants for field trips, teacher trainings, and guest speakers. This year, we held our Annual Auction virtually, for the first time ever, and raised money to support both schools’ STEAM initiatives. We cannot wait to see how the teachers put these funds to good use for our kids.
Whether this is your first year or you are a long-standing member of this community, we are happy you are here! We look forward to returning to some in-person events and, if required, adjusting creatively to ensure the safety of our children and community as we continue to connect and keep our district strong and special.
With best wishes for an amazing year ahead,
Your Riverdale Parent Teacher Club
The Riverdale Parent Teacher Clubs at both schools strive to enrich our children’s education by enhancing curriculum and activities, encouraging parent involvement, supporting student participation, and fostering communication to strengthen our community.
Everyone’s favorite program is back at Riverdale: School Supply Packs! The last thing you want to be doing in August is running all over town looking for sold-out school supplies. Enjoy your last few days of summer and let us take care of the details. Our amazing, pre-packaged supplies are specifically designed for your student’s grade for the 2021-2022 school year.
Everyone’s favorite program is back at Riverdale: School Supply Packs! The last thing you want to be doing in August is running all over town looking for sold-out school supplies. Enjoy your last few days of summer and let us take care of the details. Our amazing, pre-packaged supplies are specifically designed for your student’s grade for the 2019-2020 school year.
Hi community! We have had a lot of questions about the garden program for the last few months, so I wanted to reach out to everyone about the garden’s status and plans for the future. At this point and for this year, because of many different factors including budget, COVID restrictions, and other much larger and more pressing priorities, the in-person garden program has been on a temporary hold. While on hold, I have been working in the background in collaboration with acting principal Jen MacDonald on plans, curriculum, grant writing, and other administrative efforts, getting ready for the time when attention can be focused back on our garden classes and programs. We have some work to do to get there, but when it’s possible, I will update the community immediately and look for the support we need to restore a healthy and vibrant program.
Thank you so much for your continued interest, and have a healthy, happy and safe end of the school year.
I have selected Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia, for our discussion on Thursday, June 24, 2021 @ 5:30pm. Synopsis is below. The meeting will be held in person and may have attendance limitation due to Covid restrictions. The PTC has an official guide to hosting in-person and I plan to follow it for everyone’s safety during the discussion from 5:30-6:30pm. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available, along with individually packaged food and drink. The waiver to attend can be found here: https://riverdaleptc.org/liability-release-2020-2021/
Please email me if you would like to be added to the Riverdale PTC Book Club list @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you so much.
Of Women and Salt
In present-day Miami, Jeanette is battling addiction. Daughter of Carmen, a Cuban immigrant, she is determined to learn more about her family history from her reticent mother and makes the snap decision to take in the daughter of a neighbor detained by ICE. Carmen, still wrestling with the trauma of displacement, must process her difficult relationship with her own mother while trying to raise a wayward Jeanette. Steadfast in her quest for understanding, Jeanette travels to Cuba to see her grandmother and reckon with secrets from the past destined to erupt.
From 19th-century cigar factories to present-day detention centers, from Cuba to Mexico, Gabriela Garcia’s Of Women and Salt is a kaleidoscopic portrait of betrayals–personal and political, self-inflicted and those done by others–that have shaped the lives of these extraordinary women. A haunting meditation on the choices of mothers, the legacy of the memories they carry, and the tenacity of women who choose to tell their stories despite those who wish to silence them, this is more than a diaspora story; it is a story of America’s most tangled, honest, human roots.
While the State of Oregon has lifted most restrictions, until the district decides on a return to learn policy for our students, any PTC sponsored activity will require unvaccinated individuals to wear a mask indoors/outdoors, and everyone is required to wear a mask inside school buildings and on school property.
Eighth grade students celebrated the end of their grade school experience with a long standing tradition—”Promotion”. It looked a little different this year. Thank you to all that helped coordinate a very special day for our 8th graders, especially interim Principal Mrs. McDonald.
The Waverley Brunch is Sunday August 29th at 11:30am
Please register here by Saturday, August 7th. Parents are invited to attend with their student.
The Maverick Club, an official school club with PTC support for the advisor position, is for students leading in School Spirit, Student Activities and Yearbook.
About 25 students in all grade levels are involved, meeting virtually nearly every week to brainstorm and plan activities such as a virtual pep assembly, community-building activities for advisory, welcome notes to new students, mid-term thank-you messages to RHS staff, @riverdalemavsspirit student Instagram and the 25th edition of the Riverdale High School yearbook.
The Maverick Club is excited to plan a virtual Spring Spirit Week, for May 2-7. Students can check Community Meeting Announcements and @riverdalemavspirit for all the info.
Dress-up Days: Maverick Pride Monday, Class Color Wednesday, PJ Day Friday
Virtual Activities (for prizes!): Mask Photo contest, “May the 4th Be With You” Kahoot!, Senior Baby Photo Guessing Game
The Riverdale Booster Club partners with the District Athletic Department to provide a full athletics experience for all Riverdale student athletes. The Booster Club fundraises to budget for the following expenditures, which are not covered by the general Athletics budget:
Health & Safety
Basketball Tournament Hospitality
Banners, Plaques, Trophies & School Records Boards
Team Equipment & Supplies at both school
Coaching Clinics/Education at both schools
Senior Athlete Recognition
Gym Floor Resurfacing at both schools
Spirit Week & other promotions
and much more!
The RHS PTC is looking for a Booster Co-Chair and Booster Committee Members for the 2021-22 school year. If interested contact email@example.com.
Additionally, here are some other ways you can be involved with the Riverdale Booster Club:
We had an incredible film and speaker panel on Tuesday that has been recorded for viewing by our wider community. Here is the link to the Upstanders online program.
The case-sensitive login to access the link is: Login: firstname.lastname@example.org Password: riverdale
The Q&A Panel can be found at the top of the “Additional Materials” section on the right. Subtitles are included and can be turned on/off on the video player progress bar where it says “CC.” Access to the film and panel link will end on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 11:59pm PST.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE PTC FOR THEIR GENEROUS FUNDING OF OUR COMPASSION & INCLUSION WEEK EVENTS!!!
Lunch ordering menus for the rest of the year are now available at orgsonline.com.
Ordering will continue to be week by week and ordering for the Full Menu (including the rotating hot entree) will close the at noon on the Friday before the lunches are to be served. If you would like to go ahead and place your orders, you can always change your order up until the menu closes (again, the Friday before) if something changes. Otherwise, the flexibility for ordering one week at a time is in place as well.
If you have any questions, again, please don’t hesitate to email me at email@example.com.
Do you shop on Amazon regularly? A Prime Member possibly?
Did you know that the PTC could be earning .5% of all your Amazon purchases just by you signing up for the AmazonSmile program? It’s free to you and all you have to do is select the PTC as your charity of choice.
Simply go to AmazonSmile, “Start Shopping” and make sure to select Riverdale Parent-Teacher Club as your charity of choice.
You can also sign up for AmazonSmile via the Amazon app too. In the app, select the bottom right menu option, scroll down to “Programs & Features” then select AmazonSmile and follow the prompts to select Riverdale Parent-Teacher Club.
We look forward to you signing up TODAY to start earning money!
The Riverdale PTC realizes our community has questions about the PTC’s position when it comes to this year’s school board elections and we want to be very explicit about the PTC’s function.
The Riverdale PTC, as a 501(c)(3) organization, is prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. It therefore does not endorse candidates for public office or engage in campaign activity, which means it does not express approval or disapproval for one or more candidates’ positions and/or actions or address issues raised as distinguishing candidates for a given office. While individual board members or volunteers may have personal preferences and can speak in a non-official capacity, such views do not represent the organization.
The current school board election is no exception. The PTC commends all those in our community who wish to volunteer their time and energy to our schools. The all-volunteer Riverdale PTC remains focused on its missions: (1) at the Grade School, to enrich Riverdale’s K-8 education by enhancing curriculum activities, encouraging parent involvement, supporting student participation, and fostering communication to strengthen our community, and (2) at the High School, to give parents the opportunity to support RHS students, faculty, and administration by working together to develop a sense of community, exchange ideas, and raise funds. If you have specific suggestions on things we can do better in the future, we always welcome our community’s input. Please email your thoughts to: RHSPTC.firstname.lastname@example.org (RHS) or email@example.com (RGS).
I have selected Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro, for our discussion on Thursday, May 27, 2021 @ 5:30pm. I am hopeful that the governor’s restrictions will be lifted by then and we can gather in person indoors, or that the weather will be nice enough to favor an outdoor event. The PTC has an official guide to hosting in-person and I plan to follow it for everyone’s safety during the discussion from 5:30-6:30pm.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be added to the Book Club email list. A zoom link will be provided for anyone who would like to join the discussion.
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
The acclaimed Klara and the Sun is Ishiguro’s eighth novel – and his first since being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2017. The narrator is Klara, an “Artificial Friend” who observes the world around her with an android mix of intelligence and naivety. When she is chosen by a family to live with them, she must adjust her thinking – and the novel’s underlying theme of what it means to love is explored. The Observer says: “Ishiguro has written another masterpiece, a work that makes us feel afresh the beauty and fragility of our humanity”.